Carolyn Daniels: Watercolor
May 30 - June 22
Carolyn Daniels: Watercolor
May 30 - June 22
VSA Side by Side Exhibit
June 4 - July 27
Murray State University Curris Center Gallery
Opening Reception June 4 / 2-4pm
Justine & Josh Riley
I know, you know, we know, shino
JUNE 30 - JULY 22
Reception July 15 / 5:00 - 7:00pm
Summer Art Studios for Youth Exhibit
July 28 - Aug 4
Closing Reception: Aug 4 / 5:00 - 6:00 pm
Parents mark your calendars! Please join us at the MAG closing reception to celebrate your child's best work from the summer workshops! Friends and family can also come see the work in the gallery during market hours: Tues - Fri 10:00 - 4:00 & Saturday 10:00 - 2:00.
All work will be taken home Aug 4, 6:00, after the reception.
Light & Shadow: A Creative Response to the 2017 Solar Eclipse
Curated by Eva F King and Debi Henry Danielson
The Murray Art Guild will present the exhibit “Light & Shadow: A Creative Response to the 2017 Solar Eclipse” in August, 2017, in the Guild Gallery. On August 21, 2017 the first total solar eclipse visible from the continental United States in nearly 4 decades (since 1979) will occur. For 2 minutes and 40 seconds the moon will block the sun, turning daylight to darkness and revealing the sun’s shimmering crown. A swath of western Kentucky will have a great viewing of this occurrence. As an artist, how do you respond in anticipation of this event?
Area artists (over the age of 18) are invited to submit one or two pieces for consideration for this exhibit. Please remember the work must be inspired by the solar eclipse. All media accepted, including 2D and 3D visual art, prose, spoken word poetry, etc.
If interested, please email digital images of your work to the Murray Art Guild by July 18th. For each entry, include the following: artist's name, title of work, medium, dimensions, sale price or NFS.
Send Digital entries to: firstname.lastname@example.org (please note “ECLIPSE” in subject line).
Deadlines and important dates are as follows:
July 18: Digital entries submitted
July 25: Notification of accepted works
August 15: Delivery of accepted works to the MAG
August 18: Show Opens
August 20: Reception, 2-4pm (solar eclipse glasses available to first 30 attendees!)
August 30: Show Closes
August 31: Pick-up of work at the MAG
Thank you for considering this request. We look forward to seeing your entries!
If you have any questions or need more information, please feel free to contact MAG office.
IT'S ELEMENTARY! / Featuring student work from Murray Independent Schools and Calloway County Schools. Murray Art Guild Gallery. A reception is planned for Saturday April 22, 5-8pm in conjunction with the Art Hop.
Mare Crisium: Sea of Crisis
I began the new drawings and paintings for this show in May of 2016 and completed them in February 2017. During these ten months, and outside the safety of my studio, the world went through radical changes that are reflected in my examination of form in darkness and light. As I worked I thought about Truth, Hostility, Love, Freedom, Hope, Dignity, Vulnerability and Strength in addition to the passage of Time and the reassuring but vulnerable repetition of Nature.
In this body of work, my focus is on illuminated objects from the woods where we live. I work from life so my experience is meditative and part of an artistic and scientific tradition of observation. I bought a 3-D printed moon to use in my still life setups. The leaves I often depict symbolize the fragile strength of humanity and of the environment. A few older pieces are in the show as well because they are relevant.
For this series, in which the moon often appears, I was initially inspired by seeing a lunar globe in a scientific supply store at the very end of 2015. On the globe were printed the names of the seas of the moon, or “lunar maria” – Sea of Clouds, Sea of Rains, Sea of Vapors, Sea of Islands, Sea of Nectar, Sea of Tranquility, Ocean of Storms, Sea of Vapours, Sea of Fecundity, Sea of Crisis, Sea that has Become Known… I let those mysterious names guide me as I created this series of images that gave me focus as the world around me dissolved, transformed, and reformed. As we lost civility here on earth the moon and those distant, mysterious “seas” remained constant and dignified. Everyone on earth can see the moon. It is a great unifier.
The name of one “sea,” in particular, resonates with everyone my age. On July 20, 1969, the summer before I started to high school, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the Sea of Tranquility during the Apollo 11 mission. Like now, that was a time of social crisis, but the Eagle had landed and man had walked on the moon. Everyone in America watched - we were unified and proud. On that day, we thought the country that did that, could solve any problem.
Renaissance scientist Galileo Galilei, both a scientist and an artist, drew the moon in 1610. Scientist Giovanni Battista Riccioli named the geographical features of the moon we use today. His collaborator, Francesco Maria Grimaldi, also a scientist and artist, assisted in the naming and drew the map of the moon depicted in their work, Almagestum Novum, published in 1651.
Sandy Miller Sasso
February 12, 2017
Sassoville, Almo, KY